Our mission is “Through art, Tulsa girls overcome barriers and discover life changing, purpose, power and possibility!”
Tulsa Girls Art School offers visual arts training to reach and improve the lives of girls.
Students learn entrepreneurship, fiscal responsibility, art show curation, and public speaking skills during their time at Tulsa Girls Art School. Our professional art teachers instruct the girls on what it’s like to be an artist in the real world, including the business of art shows, creating a body of work and speaking to art patrons.
Why join Tulsa Girls Art School Project (TGAS)
A Passionate Team: We care deeply about girls, art, community and progress. We don’t just teach art- we form partnerships, mentorships and friendships.
Culture of Teamwork: We provide opportunities for innovation, creativity, collaboration and teamwork! The TGAS attitude is positive, forward thinking, kind, thoughtful, transparent and flexible. Each employee has ownership in pursuing our vision and mission. We recognize that our past and present success is a result of relationships with our community, our students and each other.
Ensure that each student can speak with their individual artistic voice; be playful in their art in order to learn.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, teach courses in the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, and/or design and crafts.
Schedule, control and monitor other teachers to ensure consistency in program activities and report findings to Executive Director.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Schedule teachers and/or program volunteers as directed by the Executive Director.
- Instruct according to educational programs for each age level in accordance with the Tulsa Girls Art School Mission.
- Make recommendations regarding course design, technology, and instruction delivery options.
- Assist Exectutive Director with defining instructional delivery options.
- Instruct according to learning and or performance objectives.
- Instruct according to course design and instructional material and delvery options.
- Prepare syllabi such as art assignments, and handouts and coordinate fellow teacher preparation of syllabi and under the direction of the Executive Director.
- Teach from syllabi such as art assignments, and handouts.
- Monitor fellow teachers to ensure that they are teaching from syllabi such as art assignments, and handouts and report/discuss observations with Executive Director.
- Identify the educational needs of students and teach art at multiple levels.
- Ensure that children’s interests and artistic expression serve as the catalyst for learning – the process of art over the product.
- Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques.
- Initiate, facilitate, and moderate assigned classroom discussions as directed by Executive Director.
- Monitor and assist other teachers with classroom discussions to ensure appropriate discussions/classroom control and report findings to Executive Director.
- Support the social and emotional development of children through the use of conflict resolution, reflective listening and inquiry as directed.
- Evaluate and give feedback regarding students' class work, projects; assignments.
- Track and report assigned (individual) student outcomes.
- Perform student art show installations.
- Measure student art work.
- Communicate regularly with families through daily and weekly documentation such as notes, portfolios, emails, documentation boards, etc.
- Lead the collaboration of colleagues to analyze and interpret observations of the children and make recommendations to Executive Director regarding the next steps for small group exploration.
- Provide initial and ongoing training to program volunteers as directed by Executive Director.
- Lead, coordinate; engage program volunteers for appropriate program activities using established volunteer management practices as directed.
- Enforce administration policies and rules governing students under the direction of Program Director.
- Report policy violations to the Executive Director.
- Report need for inventory adjustments at the art studio to the Marketing Manager/Program Coordinator.
- Responsible for the appearance of the designated art studio; engaging students in clean- up activities.
- Coordinate transportation and/or drivers for students, ensure students are on correct van route daily and are delivered to their destination safely.
- Report transportation requirement changes to Marketing/Program Coordinator for student record maintenance.
- Drive student van.
- Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director.
- Visual arts experience; prefer visual arts degree and or certification in childhood education but not required.
- 2 or more years of comprehensive art related experience preferably in an art teaching environment or nonprofit art organization, with multiple age levels, and varying degrees of needs.
- Utilization of the theory and techniques (properties of different media) required to produce, works of visual art including sculpture.
- Ability to utilize training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when teaching.
- Possess and can discuss portfolio of artwork featuring children’s work or explanation of how one’s portfolio can also relate to art experiences with children.
- Experience with scaffold -based education programs.
- Experience measuring training effects (outcomes) and making recommendations for program, curriculum or training adjustments.
Competencies and Characteristics
- Effective verbal and written communication; listening skills
- Computer literacy and Microsoft Office skills
- Strategic thinking, planning and organizing
- Kind, nurturing, enthusiastic, playful, and patient demeanor with a sense of humor and humility
- High integrity and credibility
- Good judgment, problem solving and diplomacy skills
- Strong initiative, work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through for results
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
This position has no supervisory responsibility of employees.
This job operates in a creative and casual (yet professional) work space. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time position, hours of work and days are:
Monday and Wednesday 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Advanced student group)
Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (Little student group)
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Advanced student group)
Hours may vary; occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Some travel is expected for this position.